2019–20 Cypriot First Division

The 2019–20 Cypriot First Division was the 81st season of the Cypriot top-level football league.

Cyta Championship
Season2019–20
Dates23 August 2019 - 15 May 2020
Championsnot awarded
Relegatedno relegation
UEFA Champions LeagueOmonia
UEFA Europa LeagueAnorthosis
APOEL
Apollon Limassol
Matches played138
Goals scored373 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerIvan Trichkovski
(20 goals)[1]
Biggest home winEthnikos 5–0 Anorthosis
(23 February 2020)
Biggest away winDoxa 0–6 Anorthosis
(27 October 2019)[2]
Highest scoringAEK 4–4 Paralimni
(27 October 2019)[3]
Longest winning runApollon
(6 matches)
Longest unbeaten runAnorthosis
(11 matches)
Longest winless runEthnikos
(11 matches)
Longest losing runDoxa
Paralimni
(4 matches)
All statistics correct as of 9 March 2020.

On 15 May 2020, the league was abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic.[4] The title was not awarded, and no teams were relegated, with the league expanded to 14 teams next season for a transitional year.[5]

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)Edit

Alki Oroklini and Ermis Aradippou were relegated at the end of the first-phase of the 2018–19 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2018–19 Second Division champions Ethnikos Achna and runners-up Olympiakos Nicosia.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Locations of the 2019–20 Cypriot First Division teams.
Note: Table lists clubs in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
AEK Larnaca Larnaca AEK Arena 7,400
AEL Limassol Limassol Tsirio Stadium 13,331
Anorthosis Famagusta Famagusta Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium 10,230
APOEL Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859
Apollon Limassol Limassol Tsirio Stadium 13,331
Doxa Katokopias Katokopia, Nicosia Makario Stadium 16,000
Enosis Neon Paralimni Paralimni, Famagusta Tasos Markou Stadium 5,800
Ethnikos Achna Achna, Famagusta Dasaki Stadium 7,000
Nea Salamis Famagusta Famagusta Ammochostos Stadium 5,500
Olympiakos Nicosia Nicosia Makario Stadium 16,000
Omonia Nicosia GSP Stadium 22,859
Pafos FC Paphos Stelios Kyriakides Stadium 9,394

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AEK Larnaca   David Caneda   Ivan Trichkovski Puma Bet on Alfa
AEL Limassol   Dušan Kerkez   Charis Kyriakou Nike Burisma Holdings
Anorthosis Famagusta   Temur Ketsbaia   Gordon Schildenfeld Nike Stoiximan
APOEL   Marinos Ouzounidis   Georgios Efrem Macron Pari-Match
Apollon Limassol   Sofronis Avgousti   Giorgos Vasiliou Puma Stoiximan
Doxa Katokopias   Costas Sakkas   Vladimir Boljević Nike Victory Ammunition
EN Paralimni   Čedomir Janevski   Boris Klaiman Macron Paralimni Marina
Ethnikos Achna   Dean Klafurić   Martin Bogatinov Nike OPAP Cyprus
Nea Salamis Famagusta   Savvas Poursaitidis   Anderson Correia Nike Vitex
Olympiakos Nicosia   Pambos Christodoulou   Giorgos Economides Jako OPAP Bet
Omonia   Henning Berg   Matt Derbyshire Macron Fonbet
Pafos FC   Cameron Toshack   Adam Nemec Macron Korantina Homes

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Omonia 22 12 7 3 31 13 +18 43[a] Qualification for the Championship round
2 Anorthosis Famagusta 22 13 4 5 42 21 +21 43[a]
3 APOEL 22 11 6 5 35 15 +20 39
4 Apollon Limassol 22 12 2 8 38 29 +9 38
5 AEK Larnaca 22 9 8 5 36 26 +10 35
6 AEL Limassol 22 8 7 7 27 26 +1 31
7 Pafos FC 22 8 6 8 26 26 0 30 Qualification for the Relegation round
8 Nea Salamis Famagusta 22 7 4 11 25 36 −11 25
9 Olympiakos Nicosia 22 5 9 8 27 34 −7 24
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni 22 5 7 10 28 42 −14 22
11 Ethnikos Achna 22 5 5 12 29 44 −15 20
12 Doxa Katokopias 22 2 5 15 13 45 −32 11
Source: Cyprus Football Association, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off (only if deciding championship round, relegation round or relegation).[6]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head to head record: Omonia 1–0 Anorthosis, Anorthosis 0–0 Omonia.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AEL ANO APOE APOL DOX ENP ETH NSF OLY OMO PAF
AEK Larnaca 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 4–4 5–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0
AEL Limassol 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–0
Anorthosis Famagusta 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 5–1 2–1 3–2 4–0 0–0 2–0
APOEL 0–0 3–0 0–0 4–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 4–2 0–0 3–0
Apollon Limassol 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 3–2 4–1 3–1 2–1 3–2
Doxa Katokopias 0–1 2–2 0–6 0–3 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–6 0–2 0–4
Enosis Neon Paralimni 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–3 0–3 1–0 3–4 0–1 3–0 0–2 1–1
Ethnikos Achna 2–5 0–1 5–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–3
Nea Salamis Famagusta 1–0 3–2 2–2 0–3 1–3 0–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 0–3 1–2
Olympiakos Nicosia 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 0–3 0–2 1–1
Omonia 3–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–0
Pafos FC 0–2 2–0 0–3 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Source: Cyprus Football Association
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by RoundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological progress, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Omonia1112223222221122222221
Anorthosis Famagusta4831111111112211111112
APOEL7986852443344534433333
Apollon Limassol81067589776533343344444
AEK Larnaca6345334534666677565555
AEL Limassol5223475355455456756666
Pafos FC3578798999109101010101098777
Nea Salamis Famagusta111299967887778765677888
Olympiakos Nicosia971111121111111010987888889999
Enosis Neon Paralimni10111212101010101111111111111111111010101010
Ethnikos Achna2454646668810999991111111111
Doxa Katokopias1261010111212121212121212121212121212121212
Qualification to Championship round
Qualification to Relegation round

Championship roundEdit

Championship round tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Omonia (Q) 23 13 7 3 34 13 +21 46[a] Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Anorthosis Famagusta (Q) 23 14 4 5 45 21 +24 46[a] Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
3 APOEL (Q) 23 11 7 5 36 16 +20 40 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
4 Apollon Limassol (Q) 23 12 3 8 39 30 +9 39
5 AEK Larnaca 23 9 8 6 36 29 +7 35
6 AEL Limassol 23 8 7 8 27 29 −2 31
Updated to match(es) played on 8 March 2020. Source: CFA (in Greek)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off (only if deciding champion or UEFA competitions).[7]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head to head record: Omonia 1–0 Anorthosis, Anorthosis 0–0 Omonia.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK AEL ANO APOE APOL OMO
AEK Larnaca
AEL Limassol 0–3
Anorthosis Famagusta 3–0
APOEL
Apollon Limassol 1–1
Omonia Nicosia
Updated to match(es) played on 8 March 2020. Source: Cyprus Football Association
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Positions by RoundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches.

Qualification to Champions League first qualifying round
Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
Updated to match(es) played on 8 March 2020. Source:[citation needed]

Relegation roundEdit

Relegation round tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 Pafos FC 23 8 6 9 26 28 −2 30
8 Nea Salamis Famagusta 23 7 5 11 27 38 −11 26
9 Olympiakos Nicosia 23 5 10 8 28 34 −6 25
10 Enosis Neon Paralimni 23 5 8 10 28 43 −15 23
11 Ethnikos Achna 23 5 6 12 31 46 −15 21
12 Doxa Katokopias 23 3 5 15 15 45 −30 14
Source: CFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Head-to-head away goals scored (only if two teams); 6) Goal difference; 7) Goals scored; 8) Play-off (only if deciding champion or UEFA competitions).[8]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away DOX ENP ETH NSF OLY PAF
Doxa Katokopias 2–0
Enosis Neon Paralimni 1–1
Ethnikos Achna
Nea Salamis Famagusta 2–2
Olympiakos Nicosia
Pafos FC
Updated to match(es) played on 9 March 2020. Source: Cyprus Football Association
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Positions by RoundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of 7 March 2020.[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Ivan Trichkovski AEK Larnaca 20
2   Kingsley Onuegbu Nea Salamis Famagusta 14
  Rayo Anorthosis Famagusta
4   Matt Derbyshire Omonia 13
5   Emilio Zelaya Apollon Limassol 8
6   Serge Gakpé Apollon Limassol 6
  Linus Hallenius APOEL
  Nika Katcharava Anorthosis Famagusta
  Ibrahim Koneh Ethnikos Achna
  Giorgos Merkis APOEL
  Demetris Theodorou Enosis Neon Paralimni

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Σκόρερς". Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  2. ^ "DOXA VS. ANORTHOSIS 0 - 6". www.soccerway.com. Soccerway. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  3. ^ "AEK LARNACA VS. ENOSIS 4 - 4". www.soccerway.com. Soccerway. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Δ.Σ. ΚΟΠ: Απόφαση για διακοπή του Πρωταθλήματος Cyta και του Κυπέλλου Coca - Cola". Κυπριακή Ομοσπονδία Ποδοσφαίρου. 15 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Oριστική απόφαση για διακοπή της σεζόν και αύξηση των ομάδων (pics)". goal.philenews.com. 15 May 2020.
  6. ^ "1. Division 2019/2020". soccerway. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  7. ^ "1. Division 2019/2020 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  8. ^ "1. Division 2018/2019 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 24 February 2019.

External linksEdit